Spoiler alert: If you haven’t read Mockingjay and don’t have a desire to know what happens in the second half of the book, you probably shouldn’t read this post. READ FULL STORY
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Jennifer Lawrence is bringing her vocals to The Hunger Games film series once more, whether she likes it or not.
In The Hunger Games, Katniss sings “Rue’s Lullaby” to say goodbye to her friend and late District 11 tribute. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, Katniss sings “The Hanging Tree,” which she learned from her father. The song becomes an anthem for the revolution against the capitol. The lyrics are from the book, written by Suzanne Collins. The Lumineers, known for hits such as “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” wrote the melody for its big-screen debut.
In an interview with AOL, director Francis Lawrence said his lead actress wasn’t thrilled about having to sing: “Jen was not happy she had to sing it all day long. She cried a little bit in the morning.” For what it’s worth, we think it turned out pretty well. Take a listen, here:
Big-screen adaptations of books always involve changes and modifications to the original story. It’s not a new phenomenon—but it’s one we still love to pick apart when given the opportunity.
But when it comes to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, there isn’t much picking to be done. (Spoilers for Mockingjay—Part 1 follow.) READ FULL STORY
Had tickets to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 in Thailand? You might be seeing a Woody Allen film instead.
Apex, a Thai cinema chain, was scheduled to begin showing the Hunger Games movie Thursday, but decided to pull the film from two of its theaters and replace it with Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight.
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Hey, Mockingjay: you seem to have spilled a little Game of Thrones in my Hunger Games.
Enough propaganda spots! Here’s your first real look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part I: a full minute of footage focusing on the rival leaders of Panem and the struggles of combatants on the ground. Oh, and there’s a shot of the Mockingjay herself: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
The clip introduces Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore as leader of the outlaw District 13, President Alma Coin. It also gives a brief shot of Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer as Capitol film director Cressida. But if there’s a focus in the trailer, it’s on the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s rebel leader Plutarch Heavensbee as he tries to convince Coin of Katniss’ importance to the uprising. Check out the video below, and may the buffering be ever in your favor: READ FULL STORY
Panem isn’t exactly speaking in one voice.
A couple of weeks ago, we witnessed Panem’s leader reassuring his people of the continued prosperity and stability of their nation. But in his new address this week, Snow’s message is hijacked by a by a dissenting speaker.
Halfway through, the screen flickers, we shift away from the all-white Capitol environs (now with Peeta and Johanna flanking President Snow’s throne) and we get an urgent message from Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) who’s coming in from the mysterious District 13: “The Mockingjay lives.”
Today Lionsgate unveiled the first images of Julianne Moore as District 13’s President Coin for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. For fans of the series, she looks just as you’d want her to as president of the resistance: severe gray-streaked hair, a solemn expression, yet eyes that reveal a well of emotions and experiences.
She is a character that is being largely invented by the filmmakers. Coin is a key figure in Mockingjay, but one that is predominantly seen through the distrustful eyes of protagonist Katniss Everdeen. Moore talks about the evolution of her character in a video that appears with the first images.
Moore and director Francis Lawrence spent a lot of time discussing who this woman is and what kind of leader she has become. In particular, Moore references a scene in the story when District 13 is bombed by the Capitol and Coin declines to retaliate. READ FULL STORY
All hail Divergent! A collective sigh of relief emanated from the halls of Hollywood this past weekend when the latest attempt to score with young female moviegoers worked with the successful $55 million debut of the post-apocalyptic film Divergent. And it’s not just the studio executives at Summit Entertainment who are breathing a sigh of relief as they ready the next two movies in the trilogy based on Veronica Roth’s young adult novels. The exhale also comes from those in Hollywood who had been working on a host of teen-centric adaptations last year amid the troubling trend that saw any project not called The Hunger Games flop, including Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments, and Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. READ FULL STORY
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